This course provides ideal preparation for a career in the finance industry specialising in designing and trading financial instruments. These financial engineers are expected to be proficient in computer programming and strong in financial mathematics. They have to be at ease with complex derivatives and creative enough to find solutions for pricing and hedging. The course also provides research skills for those who wish to pursue an academic career by studying at doctoral level.
MSc Quantitative Finance
Gain a thorough understanding of the quantitative methods needed for financial decision making.
You learn how to design new financial products and gain advanced knowledge of the main theoretical and applied quantitative finance concepts. There is an international and multicultural perspective with a focus on current issues.
The course is linked to The Manchester Accounting and Finance Group – one of the leading accounting and finance units in Europe.
Alliance MBS is ranked 19th in the world for Accounting and Finance research according to the 2016 QS World Rankings.
MSc Quantitative Finance / Careers
Year of entry: 2017
"The course units are taught by lecturers who are specialists with exceptional knowledge and experience in the field. The units involving computational finance and programming, jointly offered with the School of Mathematics, are excellent in terms of teaching and providing hands-on experience for a career in financial engineering."